Name That Component: Taking apart a 1983 Floppy Drive

Taking apart a floppy drive from 1983 that was longer than most computer cases, we found some interesting components you don’t see much today. Like an old car, things are a lot more spread out and bigger, so it’s easier to see how things work. Click the title for more pics.

What is it? Let’s crack it open!

Inductor! (check out the small coil) (anyone know the specific type?)

Check out the cursive Toshiba font.

The entire drive is over 14 inches long. But it does have it’s own transformer and power supply circuitry.

Two stepper motors spin the disk and slide the reading head.
Thanks to Oren for pointing out some of the neat stuff.

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